The Venus flytrap is the most famous carnivorous plant. It can easily be found in plant sales areas. Native to North America, its geographical distribution is limited to the two Carolinas.
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Its leaves are arranged in rosettes around a short, buried rhizome. These rosettes, under suitable conditions, can reach 10 to 15 cm in diameter. The leaves, either erect or prostrate depending on the growing medium, are up to 10 cm long.
The leaves of the flycatcher have a very complex structure: the relatively large petiole ensures the photosynthesis function of the plant.
The leaf blade, which is from 1 to 3 cm long, acts as a trap. It is shaped like an articulated jaw that closes on its prey with animal-like speed, in 1 /30th of a second to 3 seconds depends on the ambient temperature.
When an insect touches twice in less than forty seconds, the sensitive hairs on the upper surface of the leaves, the trap closure is triggered; the two lobes of the leaf close on the prey, the peripheral teeth intertwine, creating a prison.
Once the prey is recognized as digestible, the leaves join together to form an airtight capsule where the digestive juices are poured 2 to 3 weeks later, the leaf opens, releasing the insect completely emptied of its substance.
Water and wind clear the leaf, and the trap is back in use. Each leaf may close three times and then die, so do not cause prey-free traps to close.
Traps are only valid when the temperature is sufficient. If the prey is too big, it causes the leaf to be destroyed; the leaf blackens and dies.
From April to May, the plant produces a 40 cm flower spike with an umbel of white flowers 2 cm in diameter. After fertilization, they produce small black and shiny seeds.
Its roots are few, black with the white terminal bud as a sign that they are growing.